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Dec 24, 2013 8:15pm EST
describe with the city of dallas was like in the days and months before president john f. kennedy was assassinated there. this is about 40 minutes. >> i would like to welcome you all here to meet the authors of "dallas 1963". bill minutaglio and steve davis. steve is a curator at the went with collections heads texas state university and the author of several other books including texas literary outlaws. bill is a clinical professor of journalism at the university of texas of boston. he has written biographies including one of george w. bush and one of molly ivins. so i just wanted to start, i have read a couple of your recent interviews last week, bill and when you were on npr you describe how in the early 60's dallas had become one of the most singular cities on the planet earth. i was just wondering if you could start i explaining what you meant by that? >> sure. i think in the annals of american history and i'm a little biased to speak in such broad terms as we wrote a book about dallas called dallas 1963 but in the years prior to the assassination president kennedy, it seemed
Dec 25, 2013 2:15pm EST
the authors of dallas in 1963 -- step two. steve's a curator at texas state university. he's the author several other books including the literary outlaws. those on a professor of journalism at the university of texas at austin. i've read a couple recent interviews. when you are in and pr can you describe in the early 60s dallas could become the most singular city on planet earth. i was wondering if you could start by explaining what he meant by that. >> sure. i think i'm a little biased to speak in such broad terms as he wrote a book about dallas called a substitute. in the years prior to the assassination, it seemed like there is no other place like that cd, certainly in america. but we had better wear a handful of people who lived above the cloud and who are forming a confederacy really is anti-kennedy fervor. another french. they are tens of thousands if not hundreds of thousands of people who leave their loved president kennedy or the minimum respected his office. our book is really about a handful of people who have access to the microphone in the sense, metaphorically speaking. t
Dec 31, 2013 12:15pm EST
, it was actually three days. we were going to go to san antonio, houston, dallas and then out to the lbj ranch. the trip was planned in the spring of 1963 in a meeting down in el paso, texas, between president kennedy, vice president johnson and governor connolly. in 1960 the election was very, very close, so they knew that when in 1964 -- to win in 1964, they had to carry some states in the south. that pay picked -- they picked two, florida and texas, and decided they would campaign in those two states. on november 16th, president kennedy went to florida. then on -- and he went to cape canaveral, palm beach, tampa and miami. then he came back to washington. then they planned to leave on thursday, november 21, for texas. mrs. kennedy was going to go along. >> and so that's the reason you went on this trip, is because mrs. kennedy was on the trip. >> correct. >> so take us through that first morning as you're at the white house. how does the day begin? >> well, the president had an early morning appointment there with two ambassadors from the united states to a couple countries in africa. that
Dec 22, 2013 6:00pm EST
. this one to the dreaded dallas cowboys. diana is live at fedex field with reaction. >> fed up, that's what many of these redskins players said today after the game. they're fed up with losing. and i think redskins fans feel the same way. the redskins have now lost seven straight. they are 2-6 here at fed fedex field, and things are pretty bad, but today's was the first time i saw fans stay here at fedex field until the end of the game because they still believed that this team could pull it out against the dallas cowboys. fans also in their seats, though, to see this guy, london fletcher. this was -- he was saying good-bye to fedex field in front of the sold-out crowd in his last home game. let's get to the game. third quarter, redskins down 13-6. kirk cousins to pierre garcon. eight-yard touchdown in the game. he breaks the franchise record for receptions in a season. number 88 now with 107 catches. in the fourth, skins up six. tony romo brings the cowboys back on fourth and goal, romo finds d'marco murray. ten yard touchdown. the extra point gives dallas the win and they lead it 24-23. m
Dec 22, 2013 11:30pm EST
for the talented dallas team. we have to be ready. >> cris: let's move on to shady who is signing another football over here. not enough people can get your autograph. that's for sure. another triple digit rushing night for you. two touchdowns. what seemed to be going to well? >> it starts with the week of preparation. you know the whole week we planned on running the ball. i think having that lost to minnesota, had to get focussed again. i told the media, it come down to the offensive line and me and the running backs. >> michele: team wins are the most important stat for you but the rushing hitle is there for the taking lesean. what would it mean for you to clinch it? >> it means a lot. it means a lot. everything player, you know, they dream of winning the super bowl and running backs dream of getting a rushing title. tonight as a group we got fitted for the crown. next week we win against dallas and we get the crown for good. >> michele: thanks so much. congratulations. >> thank you. >> michele: let's go over to mychal kendricks who was huge for this defense tonight. the bears had a lot on the
Dec 22, 2013 7:45pm EST
they go to texas? >> was actually three days. we were going to go to dallas and then austin and then out to the ranch. the trip was planned in the spring of 1963 in a meeting in el paso texas between president kennedy, johnson and governor connally. in 1960, the election was very close so they knew that in 1964 they had to carry some states in the south so they picked the two with the most electoral votes, florida and texas and decided to campaign in those states. november 16th president kennedy went to florida. and he went to cape canaveral, palm beach, tampa and miami. then he came back to washington. then they planned to leave on fears a november 21 for texas. mrs. kennedy was going to go along. >> that's the reason you went on this trip is that mrs. kennedy was on the track. so take us through that first morning and as you are at the white house how does the day began? >> the president had an appointment with the two ambassadors from the united states to a couple countries in africa and the was the only one that he had. when he came down from the second presidents he passed by my off
Dec 1, 2013 11:00am EST
the war in commission i could go to dallas, which i did, and interviewed people who were right in dealey plaza who had strong opinions to solve things who were never ever interviewed by the warren commission. >> host: how can that happen? >> guest: the commission was rushed and already knew what its conclusion was going to be. they simply disallowed information that contradicted. and i found pieces that don't fit. as i say to my not particularly conspiracy oriented, but i felt it my obligation to point out to people the pieces that don't fit into the one commission report. i give you a good example. when president kennedy was shot at 12:30 p.m. dallas time never 22nd 1963, within one minute several dallas police officers ran up the grassy knoll. many people were pointing to it as the source of at least some of the gunfire. the first officer up there, a fellow named joe marshall smith with his gun drawn because he expected to find an armed gunman. instead, he encountered a man who was asked to he was an presented sigrid service credentials. smith was familiar with the secret service crede
Dec 22, 2013 8:30pm PST
, to dallas you go with everything on the line how different is this eagle's game? >> we've grown a lot. we've grown a lot together. we know when we win, it's going we have a lot of work toe do, so we'll have to be ready. >> another triple dingt night for you, two touchdowns. >> all week, we plan on running the ball. trying to get focused again. i said hey, this is what comes out. >> you know, i know team wins are the most important stat for you. but the russian title is there for the taking. what would it mean for you to clinch it in a game where you can also clinch the division? >> it means a lot. i know every player wins the running back. i think tonight, as a group, we got fitted for the crown. >> let's go over to michael kendrick who was huge nor the defense tonight. the bears have a lot on the line tonight. they couldn't kwlinch their division with a win. you guys look like the inspired team. how did you go so quickly? >> i'm so proud of this group. you knew the situation at hand. dallas won. we really were playing for a seed. it's our last home game as far as the regular season is c
Dec 22, 2013 6:30pm EST
nemesis, the dallas cowboys? offered morris punches it up the middle for a t.d. 20-14, skins. he has his home run celebration to cap it off. dallas down six, tony romo buying time and connects with murray for the touchdown. they almost missed the extra point though. last chance for the redskins. cousins, way off the mark. not sure where he was going with that. the redskins lose again. they are now 3-12 on the season. >> anytime you lose an opportunity to win a football game, you are very disappointed. out, disappointed we could not get it done. we had a number of opportunities to get it done. they played hard. >> if philadelphia loses tonight, it is dallas' division. if not, they will play next week. not a good sign for the redskins. >> there was one bright spot during the football game. airing a timeout in the first quarter, the parents of javon hunter were allowed on the field to watch a video of him sending .est wishes he has been in japan for about three years. moments later, he surprised his parents and emerge on the tunnel. on skype him, we talk and all of that, but that is not any
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Dec 22, 2013 11:00am EST
. should you be on the lookout for more today? in the wake of a controversial shooting in dallas, peace are reaching out to their community. >> in south sudan, battles between militia's loyal to the president are escalating. the united nations is evacuating all of its non-critical staff. as many as 500 people have been killed there. fewer and fewer are left to observe the casualties. al jazeera america spoke with the vice president who was fired last summer under the rule of the former militia turned political party. people are rallying for his leadership. >> they are the ruling party and here, they to lead the people inside in the ethnic fighting. now dividetion the country. >> doctor if salva khir does go, do you want to be president of south sudan? >> yes. >> more from juba. >> reporter: there have been a lot of people in and out of juba trying to get the two sides to meet. the u.s. envoy and the nigerian envoy and other politicians. people think or hope that political dialogue is the way to resolve this crisis. what's happening in south sudan. look at angola. maybe this is a proces
Dec 9, 2013 6:00am PST
weather and several hundred more delayed mostly with the big delays to and from dallas. six arrives into no and san jose are canceled. and all are from dallas-based american airlines. oakland has connections from las vegas canceled. we caught up with a man at sfo who arrived last night for the flight to florida through dallas and has yet to leave. >> had to sleep here. bunked out on hard couches and toughed it." >> what is the plan today? >> today i an supposed to lebanon at 6:35 to l.a.x. and stuck at l.a.x. and then stuck there until 11:00 tonight. >> an ice storm stranded thousands in dallas the past several days and american airlines canceled 700 flights today coming in and out of the dallas and airports in philadelphia, chicago, and washington, dc, are hard hit by snow and ice. today is actually an improvement because yesterday there were 3,200 flights canceled. matt, thank you. now the fridge it weather. mike? >> we have a freeze wanting this morning and tomorrow morning for all neighborhoods except san francisco and the hard freeze in the central valley for temperatures below
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Dec 6, 2013 2:00pm EST
's speak to mark snyder at the dallas-fort worth airport. mark good afternoon. i understand you have a new development to report with regard to the dallas marathon. >> yeah, not a huge surprise, but certainly a huge disappointment. it has been canceled. they decided it was in the best interest of the public, the runners, the volunteers, not to have this in these icy conditions. 25,000 people were going to be at this thing, not happening now. and the dallas christmas parade canceled after 26 years. that has never happened before. and we have folks not just trying to get on their flight, but trying to rebook on another fight. blast fort worth reports 330 flights have been canceled here. american alone has canceled a thousand flights across the country, based mostly on the fact that people can't get in in and out of dfw. the frozen rain has stopped, but the damage is done, because we're well below freezing, and the roads are very icy. so a rough day here in north texas, but the news we just got, the dallas marathon is canceled. >> of course that christmas pair raid as well. mark snyder thank
Dec 8, 2013 4:00am PST
. thousands stuck in dallas airport terminals. when will flights get rolling again? and where the ice turning streets into skating rings is headed next. >>> up in flames. paradegoers shocked when a holiday float ignites right before their eyes. who rushed in to help? >>> speaking out. fresh from the fsu victory that's sending his team to the national championship, jam m ja winston speaks out about sexual assault charges. >> everybody had my back. >>> and where is everybody? the man who got left on a plane. >> i woke up. the lights were out. i was like, what's going on? >> cabin doors locked tight. what he did next and what the airline is saying about the whole thing. >>> and good morning, america. on a very busy sunday morning. >> i was going to say, you have to be a really heavy veeper to sleep through landing and they clear the plane and drag the plane away. >> it's still not his fault. he wasn't a tiny guy. how did they not see him? >>> we want to begin with the deadly winter blast that's left thousands in a deep freeze all across the country. >> frigid temperatures, ice, and snow. welcome
Dec 18, 2013 6:00pm EST
-11 team. remember this is dallas week. kind roberts has more from redskins park about shutting out the noise and facing those hated cowboys. >> reporter: it's dallas week, but you barely would know it with the gushing of leaks coming out of redskins park. mike shanahan is staying, but his coordinators are getting fired or mike shanahan is leaving to be replaced by robert griffin, iii's college coach, but 1 thing that is true is the redskins have the opportunity to spoil the playoff chances of their biggest rival if everybody can get over all the talk. >> i don't think there's as much noise as you think there is. i think our players are really concentrating on their job. they know their jobs are determined if they play well. >> reporter: does it even feel like dallas week with all the rumors and london retiring and all the other stuff going on? >> it of it's still dallas. we -- it's still dallas. we know there's a big rivalry game. they're playing for something. we have to go out there with the same intensity and mindset. >> i really do believe that it's about our fan base and our
Dec 29, 2013 7:45pm EST
. it brought them closer. she agreed to campaign for the election of 1964. dallas was just the beginning. she told him i'll go anywhere with you. and other evidence suggests that there viewing the marriage and each other in a different closer way. they were having a great time on the trip to texas. >> she agreed to go texas because the factions of lyndon johnson and the liberal senator were at each other's throats and jack kennedy needed texas again. so they went to texas. they went to houston, they went -- ended up in fort worth, the night before on the 21st of november. and on the 22nd of november, as they were talking in the bedroom, he said something that i found eerie. >> yes. well, the night before they arrived in fort forth, they had come from houston. now they are in the hotel room in the morning. and the president looks at a newspaper. the dallas paper. he's reading it before he flies there. there's a full-page ad welcoming him to texas. they thought they're welcoming me. they were having a good trip so far. the 21st went great. then he read the ad. and it was a 12-list of being a co
Dec 7, 2013 11:30am PST
far, texas has taken the brunt of it. cnn's ed lavandera is live for us right now in dallas. so, ed, it's still looks like you're in the deep freeze in the big "d." >> it's look the largest ice skating rink that's ever been dropped down on any one location. it feels like it. it's treacherous for a lot of people. in fact, this morning we heard reports and saw footage of a truck that was slid off the highway along interstate 35 north of dallas and into lake lewisville. firefighters dove into the lake trying to rescue the driver but they could not do so. that really tells you the story of how treacherous it is on some locations as you try to drive around north texas. it's a nightmare of ice, sleet, and wicked cold. this winter storm has inspired the most haunting descriptions. i icepocylyse. trees eni cased by freezing rain is buckling under the sheer weight of ice and leaving more than 250,000 homes without power across dallas/ft. worth. crews are trying to salvage the lines still working and the roadways are a hazardous mess. >> go slowly. watch out for the person in front of you and
Dec 14, 2013 6:30pm PST
the country. cold air i was carried from dallas call things right in the national lines. when a tree house now and then to the cost into the eastern cape location on the stovetop. dallas coffin was then transported by colm going to scan the village of crude. people lined the streets to pay their last respects to the national hero the funeral and someday will be the last in a series of national level results of this is. clean up from the two thousand eleven new text and is making headway but now all places need to be filed with the radioactive waste can be temporarily school. so the japanese government as last communities the end of the crippled the petition at night you kept want to post and storage facilities environment minister on the weekend and she hung on and reconstruction messed up pocketing a muddled says that if the piece in the prefecture. he asked a guy but i do have some color on the mantle three columns the bomb could not and the mohawk accept the facilities. the storage sites would be used to cold radioactive soil and debris collected from the contamination was a flop is that th
Dec 15, 2013 7:20am EST
on that, but this was a 680 page biography and the dallas assassination sided with the conley and center some ago lost in all of those pages about the whole life. and so i very much wanted to be part of the conversation of the 50th anniversary commemoration, and that's why i went back to this material and dug deeper into the motive of oswald. and now i think i've made a compelling case that oswald was going after connally and not after kennedy. >> james reston, jr. is the author of "the accidental victim: jfk, lee harvey oswald, and the real target in dallas." >> and it's a rare constant in american political life. but if you look at congress in 1901, less than 2% of members came from working-class background. got into politics and that eventually wound up in congress. fast-forward to the present day. the average number of congress met less than 2% of the career doing manual labor jobs, service industry jobs. and so this is one thing that really hasn't changed, you know, different aspects of the political podcast. big money in politics and the decline of unions and while all of this is
Dec 6, 2013 12:00pm EST
from dallas. that is the area getting hit the hardest. and another system is heading our way. we want to get started with a lean right now. >> good afternoon. we are on storm watch. we have rain across the area, including heavy rain. we will go to live super doppler to get you started. this is associated with the same front that is bringing snow and ice to the deep south. for us, we're still dealing with rain. heavy rain in fact. to the southstorms of fredericksburg. if you are listening to us in king george county or spotsylvania, you're probably hearing under. rain are of heavy moving through alexandria and to the north and east. temperatures right now are much cooler than they were this morning. we started off in the 60s and we are now in the 40s. 51 degrees at reagan national. 45 at dulles. you can clearly see where that front is. 71 in atlanta. re: six degrees in nashville. the stormscan does show the rain ahead of the front. there is that kink over little rock. that is where the ice is falling. major travelse concerns. if you will be traveling in those areas -- for today, just r
Dec 7, 2013 5:30pm PST
meteorologist jim cantore is with us from dallas. >> reporter: if you looked at the average temperatures of every spot in this country the average temperature was 14.5 degrees, that's colder than any hour of any day all of last winter. that cold combined with the moisture has created quite a mess, especially in cities like dallas. heavy snow, ice, freezing rain and brutal winds lashed the central part of the country. the south bore the brunt of this brutal weather system. in dallas, and major southern cities, temperatures remain below freezing turning sleet and slush to hard ice, up to one inch on some roadways, making everyday drives treacherous trips. >> watch out, everybody, here it comes. >> i've only seen it worse like this in my life. i've been driving for 37 years. >> reporter: hundreds of traffic accidents reported since friday causing extensive delays, closing i-35 several times up to ten hours. >> you try change lanes and you're going sideways. >> reporter: in ohio this public bus lost control and slams right into a parked car but sliding down the rest of the road sideways. acr
Dec 14, 2013 12:35am PST
in alaska. >> nice and cold. >> reporter: dallas and eddie are two in a motley crue of outdoor survival elite who have put their life skills on the line for the "national geographic" reality show, ultimate survival, alaska. >> onetouchest -- toughest competition thousands in the world. >> reporter: in the show, teams are dropped into the middle of the alaskan outback with the gear they can carry and often impressive ingenuity to get them out. but in every episode we saw it seems that someone is always on the verge of catastrophe. not tv catastrophe, but real life danger. in one episode, a contestant named jimmy is feared drowned in a raging river after his boat tips over. >> is any of that set up. you guys end up in situations looks look you are about to die on television. the show intentionally put us in dangerous places. the objective of the show. wasn't to put us in a national park with a paved sidewalk. was it intentional that we got in a really bad situations, no. we were put in an element where that was a possibility. very real possibility. >> in another episode, a contestant fal
Al Jazeera America
Dec 6, 2013 6:00pm EST
at least 180,000 people have lost power. mark snyder has the latest for us in dallas. >> here's a taste of what it looks like most of the day. here american airlines agents are at every country trying to help people get booked on new flights because 680 flights out of dfw airport has been canceled on friday. that's more than 40% of the scheduled flights that were supposed to come out of here. american itself has canceled more than a thousand flights across the county. county--the country. check out the lines of people, it stretches 100 yards with a lot of weary travelers. we just got information out of dallas that the big marathon has been canceled. it was supposed to attract 25,000 runners. but the city decided in the best interest of the public the runners and volunteers, the safest thing to do is to cancel it. and also the dallas christmas parade that was supposed to happen on saturday. that's been canceled. that's never happened before in 26 years. so crazy times here in north texas. a lot of big things canceled including all these flights and getting it right on the road is treache
Dec 9, 2013 5:00am PST
is at sfo with what matt is see asking not seeing this morning. matt? >> yes, if you are headed to dallas or someone your love is headed here or from dallas, check the flights because many of the flights are canceled. it is either oned that nine flights from dallas to the bay area airport, san francisco and san jose, are canceled today. dallas-based american airlines was trying to get san francisco passengers booked this morning on to other flights, with eight flights to dallas from the bay area are canceled a man was delayed on friday trying to get here to watch the 49ers game and was surprised dallas is still seeing delays. >> i'm surprised four days later they still have canceled flights. it must be really bad to be canceled. an ice storm stranded thousands in dallas over the past several days. more than 1,300 flights are canceled. airports in philadelphia, chicago, and washington, dc, all hard hit bit snowy and icy conditions. check with the airline to make sure the flight is not can selled. it could take several days for the back leg to make its way through the system so people can g
Dec 9, 2013 3:00am PST
: another storm is wreaking havoc across much of the nation t. frej id storm put dallas in a deep freeze over the weekend and made a mess from the ohio valley to the northeast. road crews were out in full force plowing and salting streets. >> we're not going to stop working until the roads are clear. >> it made for treacherous conditions on roadways. >> it's been rough. i think every year people noerth e forget how to drive in the snow. >> it caused this 50 car pileup on the pennsylvania turnpike killing at least one person. roads in the milwaukee area also had their share of problems. three separate wrecks involving over 100 cars, semi trailers snack 95ed causing a number of injuries. >> it was bad. you could barely see up the road, dodging cars, we ended up in the ditch. >> reporter: but it's not just the drivers feeling the impact. over 2,800 flights were cancelled nationwide on sunday. the number continue to grow. this morning trouble along the busy i-95 core dir. heavy snow was the headline in four games on sunday. proceeding snow made it nearly impossible for fans to tell exactly w
Dec 6, 2013 10:00am PST
in the south right now, is especially dangerous. take a look at the frozen tower camera in dallas right now. roads have turned into ice risks there. shutting down entire portions of the city. now that sleet is moving east. indra petersonss has more. >> a potentially catastrophic size storm blanketed the nation's as midsection over night. >> this is the sixth i'm i've had to stop. >> large scale power outtages forced oklahoma, and tennessee officials to declare a state of emergency. east arkansas frozen by unto an inch of ice and wet snow leaving many without power. an outage officials say could last up to a week. temperatures are expected to stay below freezing for many days. this icy mixture caused multiple rollovers in arkansas, including this seven-car pile-up in washington county. and in oklahoma, the driver of this truck lost control on an icy bridge and plummeted into a lake. >> it's real slick. if you got to stop, you slide and try to get up the hill and couldn't make it up the hill. the best thing to do is stay home today. >> reporter: in illinois, vehicles slide right off the highw
Dec 7, 2013 11:30pm PST
texas, la ciudad de dallas fort worth sufrió los mayores embates, las principales autopistas de dallas quedaron cerradas y múltiples escuelas y oficinas cerradas. >> vemos que el hielo se acumula en los árboles. >> en el aeropuerto internacional de dallas fort hood fueron cancelados todosd los vuelos, más de 3 mil pasajeros durmiendo en los terminales, la trmenta agarró desprevenida a muchas personas y de 8 pulgadas en el sur del estado de indiana,. >> cuando no ha llovido por mucho tiempo, las lluvias levantan polvo que se convierte en resbaladizos. >> las tormentas también causan problemas en las carreteras y los equipos están listos para lanzar arena, los gobernadores de tennessee y arkansas ya declararon estado de emergencia. >> varios estados con vientos muy helados, el servicio meteorológico nacional anticipan que esto durará hasta el domingo, es todo por mi parte, regresamos con ustedes a los estudios. >> muchísimas gracias gracias y las autoridades informaron que está actividado el sitio de salud cuidadodesalud.gob que permite inscribirse en un sistema de salud
Dec 23, 2013 12:00pm EST
are still recovering from a nailbiting loss against the dallas cowboys. dayas a record-setting for the wide receiver p adam dallas quarterback tony romo connected for a fourth-down touchdown -- wide receiver. dallas quarterback tony romo connected for fourth-down touchdown. many thought he deserved a better ending to what is likely his final home game. on redskins head to new york sunday to take on their division rivals, the giants. >> so close. >> a nailbiter, for sure. still >> an update on the health care issues, "the washington post" is reporting the obamacare deadline is been extended until 11:59 p.m. on christmas eve, tomorrow. we will have much more on this change coming up on abc seven news at 5:00.
Dec 5, 2013 5:30pm PST
jim cantore is with us tonight from dallas where they are witnessing a 50-degree drop in temperatures over 24 hours. jim, good evening. >> reporter: good evening, brian. these are helping us in dallas. but that won't be the situation later on and this morning where it will be complete gridlock. this is a far reaching storm where 7/8 of the country will be in the deep freeze. look at this area covered by ice. dallas, little rock, louisville, up through pittsburgh as well. we're talking about a quarter to half inch of ice here. on saturday that precipitation moves into the northeast where even the coastal cities could start at snow and sleet. and some of these same areas will get it again in the form of freezing rain. so power outages and cold finish the next several days. >> all right. jim cantore in dallas. we will stay on it with you. jim, thanks. >>> fast food workers across this country held protest rallies today in some 100 cities demanding a raise in the minimum wage from $7.25 to $15. what many people may not realize is the taxpayers are footing some of the bill for low wages. m
Dec 6, 2013 5:30pm PST
. this weekend's dallas marathon canceled. in kentucky, windshields were frozen over. a snow plow caught fire in wisconsin. slick going in indiana. >> felt like my car was kind of weaving back and forth just because it was so slick. >> reporter: the system is massive, blanketing a large swath of the nation from texas to new england. >> i better get off here before i run into somebody myself. >> reporter: state of emergencies were declared throughout the zone including jackson county, illinois, where 18 wheelers were left toppled. others were left spinning in snow. in memphis, where the king was frosty, trucks loaded up to fight as much as an inch of ice forcing schools and businesses to close. travel trouble extended to the skies. more than 2,000 flights cancelled today, most in dallas, stranding thousands of passengers. >> what am i supposed to do? >> i guess i'm in trouble. >> reporter: out west another blast of wintry weather is causing havoc. california farmers are burning peach pits and blowing wind to save their sis trus crops. it's as if weather has lost track of the calendar. winter d
Dec 9, 2013 11:00am PST
flight delays and cancellations. dallas is responsible for half of today's canceled flights stranding thousands of people at airports across the nation including here in the bay area. >> the airline is good about rebooking for free and what not but it is a bummer that i'm a full day late. >> all other flights were canceled. >> are you feeling lucky you are getting out? >> yes, i didn't think i would get out until tomorrow. >> ice crippled travel in dallas if s days. ice is not only on the ground but falling from above. at dallas-ft. worth international airport, thousands of flights were canceled over the weekend. check out what passengers were seeing outside their windows at o'hare in chicago: snow on the ground as parts of the midwest and east coast got hit with storms. one family was supposed to fly out of san francisco at 6:50 but their delay created an opportunity. 3:30 so now we can go to alcatraz. >> the delays had some people sleeping in very uncomfortable positions throughout sfo and avoiding dallas can headache -- make for creative trip home. >> bunked out on the hard couples
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Dec 12, 2013 2:00am EST
. today, dallas 44 degrees. san -- >>> trying to find out what caused the asiana airline crash. new video of the deadly accident emerges. >>> giving police the right to remain silent. why a major city is letting officers take the fifth when they shoot someone. >>> hon ouring nelson mandela - thousands of people line up for a second day to say goodbye to the beloved leader. >>> u.s. air force planes will lift african peacekeeping troops to bangui. french troops are acting for help to stop the violence between christians and muslims. hundreds have been sent there. the central african republic has been plagued with violent uprising since march when muslim forces overthrew the government. >> in pretoria, south africa, they are lining up to pay reports to nelson mandela. for two days people have been filing past the coffin of the beloved leader who liberated their country from apartheid. we have the details from wednesday's procession. >> there was celebration yesterday and over the weekend. people were thankful, grateful. today for sombre and modern. one person said, "this is tough forme. eve
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Dec 31, 2013 2:30am EST
to explain it all. >> hey, a lot of anxiety in dallas, wondering what the dallas cowboys would do. tony romeo underwent back surgery. kyle ortman will start quarterback in the eagles game. sher een williams of the fort worth star telegram weighs in. >> that lees this game in the hands of kyle orten, he made 69 starts. he's 35 and 34. but has not thrown a pass as a starter and only thrown 15 passes over the last two years. it takes the pressure off the cowboys. no doubt about that. they can go in, play loose and >> every sunday night, al jazeera america presents... award winning films telling stories... >> she doesn't wanna come as someone who was manipulative. >> revealing secrets... >> information became our most powerful weapon... >> taking chances... >> everyone that was involved in the clandestant movement, had a code name. >> each week, a new eye opening experience. >> now they're going to go to jail... >> al jazeera america presents... remarkable documentaries (vo) al jazeera america we understand that every news story begins and ends with people. >> the efforts are focused on rescuing
Al Jazeera America
Dec 3, 2013 8:00pm EST
you more later on. >> we'll see you then. thanks devin. >> a civil rightscontroversy in dallas. after a government's investigation the city is accused of discriminating against racial minorities and the disabled. >> technologfollowing a lengthy investigation. the letter charges that the city's affordable housing practices have divided dallas by race and income in to two distinct sectorses. northern who can pay higher rents and south dallas. a dallas non-profit who pro meetpromotesfair housing practi. >> she is not surprised by the find. findings. dallas has a history of racial segregation in the city and this is the latest chapter. >> the had you had letter has changes what the city can make. and funding a downtown residential project where half of the units are for folks with lower incomes. >> i'm sure the city has reasons for the housing policy. what had you ha hued hud says ie federal funds you have to follow the rules. >> the city says they follow the regulations the city released a statement saying "city staff believe the letters leaves out key facts presented by the city. and de
Dec 7, 2013 4:00pm PST
a bridge the rescue efforts that followed. the passengers who slept on the plane stuck in dallas. travel paralyzed and hardly over. the extreme weather team on what's coming next. >>> under the microscope, what we learned about the police officer caught on tape, opening fire on a mother racing away in her mini van, five children inside. >>> the letter to mom, a daughter missing for months, a mother's emotional plea, why the authsay authorities say they believe she's in serious danger. >>> and the real cabin fever, the warning this holiday travel season when the stranger fall as sleep in your lap, when somebody sneezes behind you, how likely are you to get sick, too. >>> good evening. thanks for being here on a saturday night, does this look like texas behind me. a frozen highway, the big rigs at a stand still, a deadly ice storm now grows in scope. more than two dozen states under watches and warnings, look at this, this suv crushed when limbs came crashing down in texas. in tennessee, the teams doing deicing working around the clock before takeoff at memphis. plunging temperatures in th
Dec 9, 2013 6:00am PST
to leave at 10:05 arriving flights are affected as well, one headed to dallas from the bay area is canceled and a couple more are delayed as well steve has been trying to get to l.a., tell us about how things are going? >> well, we are going out and i am on the only flight out so we are happy, i tried to go to dallas from new york but couldn't make it so i came directly out here for the north face challenge. >> reporter: and you live in dallas? >> yes, and i live in dallas. >> reporter: and we were talking about how rarely this happens. >> nobody can get out to the stadium and i believe the giants are playing. >> are you surprised that dallas is still dealing with ice issues so far? >> well, they kept freezing temperatures that would melt and i know a lot of people were without power. they really did not do well but they don't have quite as many sand trucks. >> right now fingers are crossed and hopefully they will not cancel. >> thank you so much for speaking to us. at least four flights are canceled headed out to dallas, also arriving, we will keep you updated. brian flores, ktvu channel 2
Dec 9, 2013 5:30pm PST
reporting on the waiting game from the dallas-fort worth airports. >> reporter: in chicago today the plows are working overtime to clear runways but they could not plow away the frustrations of tens of thousands of stranded travelers like this man. >> i'm upset because really i don't know when i'm going to leave here. >> reporter: he and his family spent the night in the terminal at o'hare. deluxe accommodations around the country amounting to chairs in san francisco and cots in dallas. >> i'm this close to starting to begin to be frustrated here. >> reporter: cancellations hit dallas the hardest. since the storm began, more than 12,000 flights nationwide grounded. this was the problem here at dallas-fort worth. thick layers of dangerous ice that turned this entire tarmac and the runways into a virtual hockey rink. 4,000 dallas fliers spent the night in the concourse friday. some couldn't leave for days. >> when you get freezing rain turning into ice, it's very different than snow. it's four times as dense. it's much thicker and it's very hard to plow. >> reporter: amid the travel nightmar
Dec 16, 2013 2:00am PST
. 65 though and lots of sunshine and the midsection of the country, 65 for dallas and 76 for phoenix and even southern california will pick up on some of the high clouds. there they go. 66 for fresno and 65 for sacramento. tomorrow around the bay area upper 60s to near 70 degrees. it is a spare the air day. temperatures dramatically drop as the system moves in and brings us a slight chance of a little bit of light rain on thursday morning. what you are really going to notice is very gusty winds especially on friday. cooler air mass and then the first day of winter actually is next saturday with thwinter . we are entering in the last few days of fall. >> thank you, leigh. >>> colin is here with the last check of sports because shu was with the niners. >> another productive day for odayy games today settled by the final play. we will run through the day in the nfl. yes, i will recap raiders and niners. look who was in tampa today, heavy d speaks of the what he ♪i am beautiful in every single way♪ ♪words, can't bring me down♪ it with mike shumann. the 9ers were peaking at the ri
Dec 9, 2013 9:00am PST
right. >> the storm, of course, rough on dallas. we're talking about travelers stranded. this is for days at the airport. >> this is day four, dallas can fort worth airport. times are getting desperate. >> can you imagine that guy? that poor guy. >> day four. >> i would be getting frustrated. hundreds of more flights canceled today. could be another day of the so-called camp dfw for the stranded folks out there. going to take you live in a couple of minutes. >> also, some rioting in the stands at a soccer match in brazil where fans brutally attacked each other. we've got the details of that and what that means for people who might be headed for the world cup. ♪ [ male announcer ] laura's heart attack didn't come with a warning. today her doctor has her on a bayer aspirin regimen to help reduce the risk of another one. if you've had a heart attack, be sure to talk to your doctor before you begin an aspirin regimen. if every u.s. home replaced one light bulb with a compact fluorescent bulb, the energy saved could light how many homes? 1 million? 2 million? 3 million? the
Dec 7, 2013 8:00am PST
'll go live to dallas, one of the hardest-hit areas. >>> and south africa prepares to bury nelson mandela. we'll talk with martin luther king iii. he'll tell us about his memories of meeting mandela and the shared legacy with his own father. >>> let's begin this hour with merrill newman, an elderly u.s. war veteran dragged off a plane and then locked up in north korea and is now free after six weeks held without any real explanation. he was suddenly released overnight by the communist country. north korea calling it a, quote, deportation. joining me now, cnn correspondent dan simon. he's at the airport in san francisco awaiting newman's arrival, about when he is expected to arrive, and this is some journey, isn't it? >> reporter: it really is, fredricka. and it's really important we remind our viewers of the nature of the situation. this is an 85-year-old with a heart condition who had been held in north korea since october, and no one knew what was going to happen to him until he was suddenly released by the government last night. he is expected to land in about an hour from now. behind
Al Jazeera America
Dec 11, 2013 4:00pm EST
for dallas at about 42. san antonio at 55. for houston, well, you are going to be seeing rain by the time we end the week. 59 degrees there. that will will last one day. your weekend should look better with a high of 63. over here towards the southeast, some rain showers pushing through orlando right now. atlanta is going to be about 56. an american auto maker making history. the newer ground general motor is making as it names its latest ceo. al jazeera america - a new voice in american journalism - >>introduces america tonight. >>in egypt, police fired teargas at supporters of the ... >>a fresh take on the stories that connect to you. [[voiceover]] they risk never returning to the united states. >>grounded. >>real. >>unconventional. [[voiceover]] we spent time with some members of the gangster disciples. >>an escape from the expected. >>i'm a cancer survivor. not only cancer, but brain cancer. america tonight weeknights - 9 eastern on al jazeera america >> in florida sex crime rates are among the highest, and for offenders it means finding a place can be a real challenge. laws aim to keep
Dec 16, 2013 3:00am PST
. >>> speaking of down, dallas cowboys have every reason to be down this morning. here's why -- >> dallas had a 26-3 lead yesterday against green bay at home. then they surrender. touchdowns on five straight packers possessions in the second half and that was with green bay's second string quarterback at the helm. >>> making matters worse, dallas quarterback tony romo throwing two interceptions. green bay keeps the playoff hopes alive with a 3 7-36 win. one called the second half a complete debacle. >> cowboys better straighten up if they want to make it all the way. eagles aren't looking good but not looking bad either. >> and my giants, long gone. see ya. next year. get a good draft choice. >> sorry, john. >> somewhere back there. >>> if you think it's cold where you live, we will show you how easy you have it. a trip to the alaskan wilderness is just ahead. >>> a few hours could make a difference of hundreds of dollars. how the time of the day you make an on-line purchase affects the money you may spend. you are watching "world news now." >> announcer: "world news now" weather brought to y
Dec 6, 2013 1:00pm PST
to or from the dallas-ft. worth airport. it's colder in dallas right now than it is in anchorage, alaska. authorities fear that no amount of shoveling or salting will make the streets safe enough for the dallas marathon or holiday parades so officials decided to cancel both of those events this weekend. at least four deaths are blamed on this massive storm. two of them in oklahoma, where the roads are like skating rinks, highway patrol officers there have responded to more than 100 weather related crashes just since yesterday morning. there are fears that this ice storm could be catastrophic in arkansas and tennessee. ice is coating memphis, where road crews have 4,000 tons of sand ready to go. about 5,000 people have lost power there but that's just a fraction. many of you could end up wearing a parka inside your own home to stay warm. we have our team standing by. ted rowlands in memphis, ed lavendera in dallas where it was almost 80 degrees two days ago, and meteorologist jennifer gray in the cnn severe weather center. ted, we start with you. how bad is it in memphis right now? >> rep
Dec 7, 2013 10:00am PST
storm. the dallas, fort worth area among the hardest-hit. it knocked out power for hundreds of thousands of people. much of the state has been plunged into bone chilling cold. at least one death has been attributed to weather conditions. >>> a tow truck spun off an icy bridge, killing the driver. as the storm swept into arkansas, trees and power lines were down. the governor has declared a state of emergency. the weather is now moving up to the northeast. a winter storm warning has already been issued for central ohio. as you can tell, this storm isn't over yet. something tells me it is just picking up steam. alexandra steele is in the weather center. what should others expect? >> hi, fred, good morning. those pictures aren't really what it is going to look like with this new storm. what we saw with the ice from dallas to memphis, they had ice and the temperature stayed incredibly cold. this is going to be a different scenario. i want to show you the timing and who will see what and when. here is the forecast radar. this is a ice story. tomorrow at 8:00 a.m., pink coming out of nowhere.
Dec 9, 2013 6:00am PST
! >> oh, my. that's sheets of ice cass indicating down from buildings, crashing onto cars in the dallas area. that will leave a mark, folks. in philadelphia, philadelphia really got it, too, setting a daily record with more than eight inches of snow, what a football game it was, too, didn't stop the philadelphia eagles from defeating the detroit lions with the help of some crews on the field to clear things up. the weather has been blamed for more than 3,700 canceled flights, talk about frustration b 1,100 flights planned for today. ed lavandera is at dallas-ft. worth international airport where it has been a frustrating couple days and hundreds of traveler, ed, spent the night. >> reporter: yes, there have been enough people sleeping here in the terminals of dfw international airport to populate a small texas town. 4,000 people friday night, that was down to 650 last night, and they're hoping, they're hoping that things start turning around today. >> this is day four, dallas-ft. worth international airport. times are getting desperate. >> reporter: growing frustrations for thousands of
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